This study provides a snapshot of tenure at Canadian post-secondary music institutions, with a particular focus on gender and race/ethnicity. The data show tenure has been granted at high rates over a five-year period, and that women are no more or less likely to achieve tenure than men. However, more men than women hold both tenured and tenure-track positions, at a ratio of 2:1. The sample size of non-white faculty was not large enough to conduct statistical analyses about tenure rates in relation to race/ethnicity, although the extremely low rates of non-white tenure-track faculty suggest that diversity remains a concern in post-secondary music programs.
Cette étude donne un aperçu de l’obtention de la permanence dans les institutions canadiennes universitaires d’enseignement de la musique, en se concentrant en particulier sur les facteurs de genre et de race/ethnicité. Les données montrent que la permanence a été octroyée à un taux élevé sur une période de cinq ans, et que les femmes n’ont pas plus ou moins de chances de l’obtenir que les hommes. Cependant, il a été observé que plus d’hommes que de femmes occupent les postes réunis avec permanence et menant à la permanence, et ce, dans une proportion de 2 à 1. L’échantillon des professeurs non-blanc n’était pas suffisamment important pour effectuer des analyses statistiques sur les taux de permanence en rapport avec la race et l’ethnicité, bien que les taux très bas de non-blancs à des postes menant à la permanence suggèrent que la diversité demeure une préoccupation dans les programmes postsecondaires d’enseignement de la musique.
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Dr. Louis Bergonzi is the Daniel J. Perrino Professor in Music Education, and Professor of Orchestral Conducting at the University of Illinois, where he conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra. His current research investigates whether music classrooms, peers, and teachers are more supportive of all students than non-music counterparts.
Dr. Deanna Yerichuk holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Toronto, where her research focused on community music and nation-building in Canada’s social reform era. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her family, where she continues her work as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Alberta.
Kiera Galway is a PhD Candidate in Music Education at the University of Toronto, exploring the ways community musicians in Canada use music to mediate experience in space and place. Kiera currently teaches in the Education faculty at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL and is Director of Music at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
Dr. Elizabeth Gould serves as Associate Professor in Music Education at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in the context of feminisms, Deleuzian, and queer theories.
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